A man named Thomas Manning is the first American citizen to get what happens to be a penis transplant on US soil.
Thomas Manning had to forgo his reproductive organ due to the ravages of cancer. Yet now he has gotten a penile transplant. This happens to be the first such operation to attach a donor organ onto the site where his original intromittent organ was located. The operation took place at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He had to undergo the ordeal which lasted 15 hours. The donor was a deceased gentleman.
Manning was reported to have said that he wanted to go back to being his old self. He was out of bed and seated in a chair in the hospital. He also said that he had hardly felt any pain of any sort since the effects of the tranquilizers had worn off.
The surgeon who performed the lengthy and tedious procedure told NYTimes that he was optimistic about the whole deal but it was still too early to be shouting it out from the rooftops. Caution was the watchword since this was a new direction for medical science and especially for the field of surgery.
It was indeed experimental surgery that was applied to the special case of Thomas Manning. The application seeks to help war veterans who have lost a member due to wounds inflicted upon them during the ongoing hell of battle.
Also it aids those with pelvic floor injuries such as cancer and accident victims. If everything goes hunky dory, Mr Manning will be able to urinate in a couple of weeks. As for sexual functioning, it will take longer. From a month to several months may be the time span needed for full sexual recovery.
Thomas Manning is a happy man today. He even wanted to speak out publicly regarding this issue. He said that there was hope for cancer patients and those who had incurred damage to the genitalia. Nobody had to become a eunuch just because of an accident or nasty illness.
However, Manning did mention that he was not exactly ready to take a gander at what the state of his genitals was at this particular time. The scar tissues would make that too ugly an act to perform.
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He did say that no one ought to hide out of shame or fear once he lost his penis. There is another patient on the waiting list who lost his penis too due to a vehicular accident. He will undergo the operation once a donor appears on the scene.